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Alana Hagerty (left) started a total of 23 matches during her three seasons as a Lion.

Senior spotlight: Hagerty reflects on career highlights amidst canceled fall season

September 3, 2020

Now that women’s soccer senior defender Alana Hagerty will not have the opportunity to suit up for a final season as a Lion, she has spent time reminiscing about her career highlights, including her...

Athletes hope to maintain morale and continue training after college cancels fall sports

Athletes hope to maintain morale and continue training after college cancels fall sports

July 20, 2020

The cancellation of all fall competitive sporting events at the college left many student athletes—especially seniors—devastated about the loss of a season otherwise filled with practices, road trips...

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

College announces decision to cancel fall sports

July 14, 2020

The college announced its decision Tuesday afternoon to cancel all competitive sporting events for the fall 2020 athletic season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from Vice President...

I shouldn’t have to prove my sports knowledge to men

I shouldn’t have to prove my sports knowledge to men

July 8, 2020

Ever since I first became invested in sports, especially football, I have experienced situations where I wasn’t taken seriously due to my gender. As a young woman, I don’t look like someone who could...

The Renegades team up for a tackle against a WFA opponent.

Renegades to relive championship through ESPN documentary

July 1, 2020

When the Women’s Football Alliance’s Boston Renegades’ owner abruptly left the team weeks before the 2015 season, Molly Goodwin was one of three former players who stepped in to lead the team. Since...

The baseball team will begin practicing this week while adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Lions claim 35 spots on NEWMAC Spring All-Academic team

May 14, 2020

The cancellation of spring sports at the college left many student athletes devastated; however, senior pitcher Sam Knox said the announcement of the NEWMAC Spring All-Academic team brought some positivity...

Right person, wrong time is a myth

Right person, wrong time is a myth

May 7, 2020
Last semester posed an interesting dilemma for my love life. I had just emerged from a serious, long-term relationship in October 2019, and I planned on studying abroad at Kasteel Well the following semester. I approached my dating life very casually, still using dating apps like Tinder. I didn’t intend to find something serious because I was worried about finding the “right” person at the wrong time. 
Taylor 11 became the Assistant General Manager of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in 2019.

Chris Taylor ‘11 pursues passion of working in NBA

April 19, 2020

As the Assistant General Manager of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Chris Taylor ‘11 finds himself in many high-pressure situations. Whether he is discussing a potential trade with agents or talking to NBA...

Jarrett Stidham is set to become the Patriots starting quarterback

Patriots: Stidham will be the starter, for now

April 17, 2020
With quarterback Tom Brady heading to Tampa Bay next season, New England Patriots fans are anxious to know who will start week one.The Patriots are without a franchise quarterback for the first time since 1994.
Kasteel Well students to receive refund for canceled Milan excursion

Kasteel Well students to receive refund for canceled Milan excursion

April 3, 2020

The college plans to issue a refund for costs associated with the Milan academic excursion that officials canceled due to concerns with the spread of COVID-19 across Europe, according to a Friday email...

Patriots: Saying goodbye to a hero

Patriots: Saying goodbye to a hero

March 21, 2020
I’ll always remember the game that got me hooked on football. On Jan. 10, 2015, the New England Patriots battled the Baltimore Ravens in a dramatic AFC Divisional matchup. This game is still one of my all-time favorites, as the Patriots overcame two separate 14-point deficits.
College considering housing refunds for Kasteel Well students leaving campus

College considering housing refunds for Kasteel Well students leaving campus

March 11, 2020

The college is currently “leaning in the direction” of providing housing refunds to Kasteel Well students planning to return home for the remainder of the semester, a college official said in a meeting...

Expectation vs Reality: The mental and emotional impact of studying abroad

Expectation vs Reality: The mental and emotional impact of studying abroad

March 11, 2020

A few weekends ago, I went bar hopping with my friends in Amsterdam. You would probably expect me to be dancing and singing to the reggaeton music playing at the bar, living my best life abroad. Instead,...

The college gathered all Kasteel Well students in the dining hall Monday evening to announce the cancellation of the program.

Kasteel Well students to return to Boston after outbreak of Coronavirus

March 2, 2020

WELL, NETHERLANDS—The college will send Kasteel Well students back to the Boston campus later this week due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, commonly known as Coronavirus, throughout Europe,...

Emersons Kasteel Well campus in Well, Netherlands.

Coronavirus scares halt travel for Kasteel Well students

February 24, 2020

WELL, NETHERLANDS—Kasteel Well officials canceled the four-day mandatory academic excursion to Milan, Italy Monday and banned student travel outside the Netherlands until March 15 due to recent cases...

The exterior of the Kasteel Well castle

Expanded reporting from the Castle with new Kasteel Well vertical

February 24, 2020
Editors Katie Redefer and Lara Hill introduce their reasoning for establishing a new Kasteel Well vertical focused on student reporting at the castle program.
Patriots: Disappointing season creates the potential for offensive rebuild

Patriots: Disappointing season creates the potential for offensive rebuild

January 25, 2020
In the last few years, the New England Patriots turned their season around by December. No matter how they look through the rest of the regular season, the Patriots become a different team when entering the playoffs.
Chloe Allen (left) is the sole center on the women’s basketball team.

Swiss basketball player finds academic and athletic home at Emerson

December 4, 2019

After moving to Boston from Wädenswil, Switzerland, freshman center Chloe Allen is adapting to a college setting and learning the style of basketball played in the United States.  “The transition...

Patriots: Offense in need of identity

Patriots: Offense in need of identity

November 20, 2019

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The womens volleyball team lost 3-0 in the NEWMAC Championship. Cho Yin Rachel Lo / Beacon Staff

Women’s volleyball delivers most successful season since joining NEWMAC

November 14, 2019

The women’s volleyball team finished its season with a 6-4 conference record, its highest win total since joining the NEWMAC in 2013.  After playing in their first ever NEWMAC playoffs, the Lions...

Patriots: Weaknesses exposed ahead of bye week

Patriots: Weaknesses exposed ahead of bye week

November 6, 2019

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Patriots: Matchup against Ravens to define rest of season

Patriots: Matchup against Ravens to define rest of season

October 31, 2019

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Patriots: Brady’s gone after another Super Bowl victory

Patriots: Brady’s gone after another Super Bowl victory

October 24, 2019

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The Head Of The Charles rowing event took place Saturday and Sunday and featured sustainability efforts. Lizzie Heintz / Beacon Staff

Head Of The Charles Regatta tackles waste problem

October 23, 2019

Head Of The Charles Regatta race coordinators implemented a new sustainability initiative to reduce the event's environmental footprint. The Regatta brings in over 11,000 athletes and more than 400,000...

Patriots: Rookies are the future

Patriots: Rookies are the future

October 16, 2019

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Patriots: Collins returns to glory

Patriots: Collins returns to glory

October 9, 2019

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Patriots: Defense saves Brady from upset

Patriots: Defense saves Brady from upset

October 5, 2019

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Patriots: Injuries threatening undefeated season

Patriots: Injuries threatening undefeated season

September 25, 2019

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Patriots: Best defense since 2004

Patriots: Best defense since 2004

September 12, 2019

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The Lions play their first conference game Sept. 28 against the United States Coast Guard Academy. Rachel Culver / Beacon Correspondent

Men’s soccer hopes changes bring successful season

September 7, 2019

After head coach Bryan Harkin made many changes to the men’s soccer team, the Lions now look to him to lead as they approach a difficult schedule.  The Lions finished the 2018 season with an overall...

Junior Jack Fox totals 56 strikeouts this season, bringing his career total to 131. Photo courtesy of Kate Foultz.

Junior baseball pitcher leading NEWMAC in strikeouts

April 17, 2019

At three years old, Jack Fox said he practiced pitching by throwing rocks into his neighbor’s yard. Now in his junior year, he leads the conference with 56 strikeouts on the baseball team and became...

Senior Jared Brush ranks eighth on the NEWMAC scorers list with 24 goals so far this season. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Senior lacrosse player achieves new career and program milestone

April 10, 2019

Senior attacker Jared Brush of the men’s lacrosse team broke the program record for career goals in a game against Clark University on April 6 when he reached a career 81 goals and surpassed the previous...

Senior Mark Piorkowski booked his 1,000th career kill for the Lions in a game against Regis College on Tuesday. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball senior sets new career milestone

April 2, 2019

Senior Mark Piorkowski, an outside hitter for the men’s volleyball team, reached one of the biggest milestones in his career when he made his 1,000th kill in a loss to Regis College on Tuesday night....

Senior Mark Piorkowski (left) is 4 kills away from hitting the 1,000 kill milestone. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Staff

Men’s volleyball falls short in senior day doubleheader

April 1, 2019

The men’s volleyball team honored seniors Jacob DiTore, Mark Piorkowski, and Win Kittivatcharapong on Saturday, March 30 for senior day. The Lions lost 3-0 in both matches of their doubleheader against...

Freshman Alex Hrisanthopoulos (No. 18) scored his first career goal in a game against St. Joseph’s on March 16. Photo by Aaron J. Miller / Beacon Staff

Freshman lacrosse player chooses Emerson over Division I school

March 20, 2019

Freshman Alex Hrisanthopoulos verbally committed to play lacrosse at Hofstra University, a Division I school, in fall 2016. But despite his initial plans in high school, Hrisanthopoulos started his run...

The Lions rank last on the NEWMAC preseason coaches poll. Courtesy of Joey Jacobs.

Baseball hopes to correct last season’s defeat with 10 new players

March 14, 2019

The baseball team seeks improvement as it heads into a third season with head coach Nicholas Vennochi after winning just one of their 16 conference games played last year. The Lions finished with an...

John Karalis ‘96 worked for FOX 5 news from 2010 until 2017. Courtesy of John Karalis

Karalis ‘96 pursues passion of covering Boston Celtics

March 14, 2019

John Karalis ‘96 pursued his dream job of covering basketball and used his prior experience as a broadcast journalist at Emerson to become a beat writer for MassLive.com, where he reports on the Boston...

Senior Charlie Boyle (No. 33) tied her career record of 35 points scored in a single game in the Lions win over Springfield. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Correspondent

Women’s basketball beats Springfield for first time in team history

February 7, 2019

The women’s basketball team survived triple overtime against Springfield College on Wednesday night by beating the Pride 89-84 for the first time in the team's history. The Lions held a consistent...

Zach Waterhouse (left, No. 10) totaled 25 points in the Lions loss against Wheaton College. Photo by Alexa Schapiro / Beacon Photographer

Men’s basketball suffers first home loss since December

February 1, 2019

The men’s basketball team lost 88-79 Wednesday night in a showdown against New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference opponent Wheaton College—the Lions’ first home loss since December. The...

Junior Quinn Madden (No. 13) averages 81 percent from the free throw line. Photo by Daniel Peden / Beacon Staff

Women’s basketball shines in second half against Wheaton

January 25, 2019

The women’s basketball team improved their record to 5-4 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Conference after securing a 60-51 victory against Wheaton College on Jan. 24. Emerson trailed 25-23...

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